Earl O. Hemingway passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Hartford Hospital.
Earl was born in St. Albans, Vt., on May 27, 1936. He was the son of the late Oney Hemingway and Zora Cheney Hemingway. He was predeceased by his brothers, Elmer Hemingway and Robert Hemingway, both formerly of Vermont; and his sisters, Jackie Hemingway Horter, formerly of New Jersey, and Barbara Hemingway Cross, formerly of Vermont. A lifelong bachelor, Earl left behind many nieces and nephews that will sorely miss their Uncle Earl.
Earl lived his entire adult life in East Windsor, and was a parishioner at St. Phillips Parish. Earl retired from United Technologies in 1993 after 39 years of service with both Pratt & Whitney and Hamilton Standard. He was the previous owner of Cape Cod Seafood in East Windsor. Earl lost his left arm in a farming accident in Vermont at the young age of 13 and many of his friends fondly called him "Lefty." In his entire life he never let his handicap control him. Earl loved to play cards and was a regular at the weekly set back games. He taught all his nephews how to play nickel, dime poker and they quickly learned that the lessons weren't "free." He loved going to the Senior Center and often competed in the Wii bowling tournaments. He was very competitive and had over 40 perfect 300 games.
Friends and family are welcome to join a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. Catherine's Cemetery on Rye Street in Broad Brook.
A gathering to celebrate Earl's life will follow at noon at St. Phillips Church on Main Street in East Windsor.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to East Windsor Senior Center in Earl's name.